Maney's Attack

Maney's Attack (HMVA4)

Location: Perryville, KY 40468 Boyle County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 40.71', W 84° 58.198'

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Perryville

— The Battle for Kentucky October 8, 1862 —

Confederate Brigadier General George Maney was growing concerned. On the hill to your front, eight Union cannon blasted away, killing and wounding dozens of Southern soldiers. Maney knew that his brigade had to take the hill and quickly silence those guns.

As he formed his 1,600 soldiers into two lines in the fields behind you, trees and rolling terrain hid his men from the Union battery. Four Confederate cannon rolled into position here and began answering the fire from the Union battery. Amidst the thundering concussion and swirling smoke of a close-range artillery duel, Maney's men advanced to within striking distance and then charged into the deadly fire of the surprised Union cannon crews.

I immediately opened an enfilading fire on them, at the distance of 250 or 300 yards, with canister, and continued it with shell and spherical case as the enemy retired.
Confederate 1st Lieutenant William B. Turner
Turner's Mississippi Battery

After proceeding several hundred yards through the woods in the course I had first taken I was informed Gen. Donelson had become hotly engaged and was in great need of reinforcements.
Confederate Brigadier General George E. Maney
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 679016 N 4172083
Decimal Degrees37.67850000, -84.96996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.71', W 84° 58.198'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 42.60" N, 84° 58' 11.88" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1995 State Hwy 1920, Perryville KY 40468, US
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